September 23, 2014 1:54 pm
The U.S. National Institutes of Health began putting in place on Tuesday its new policy aimed at ending long-standing sex bias in biomedical research favoring male lab animals and cells in the pivotal studies that are done before human clinical trials.
July 8, 2014 5:15 pm
U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to include birth control in healthcare coverage.
May 1, 2014 1:03 pm
After a day’s deliberation, an advisory panel voted last night against recommending national Medicare coverage for annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in high-risk individuals.
April 21, 2014 12:47 pm
Economist Barry Bosworth at the Brookings Institution crunched the numbers and found that the richer you are, the longer you’ll live. And it’s a gap that is widening, particularly among women.
March 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to push for a new federal law to cut the gender bias from medical research if federal agencies such as the National Institutues of Health don’t take steps to address the issue.
March 3, 2014 4:08 pm
Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented in government-funded medical research, a new report reveals that the world of science is still ignoring women’s unique health issues far more than it should.
January 7, 2014 7:50 pm
Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to accelerate aging in cells.
October 28, 2013 7:31 pm
Exposure to poverty in early childhood was associated with smaller brain structures later in life, but nurturing seemed to offset poverty’s negative effect, researchers found.
August 20, 2013 3:00 pm
A 29-year-old Virginia woman with Down syndrome has prevailed over her parents in a guardianship case that allows her to live with her friends instead of in a group home.
January 18, 2013 11:55 am
Black lung cancer patients seem more likely to die of the disease than white cancer patients in the U.S., especially those living in segregated counties, according to a new study.